Skype

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Skype Reviews

54 Reviews
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Gurdeep Singh Pall
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    Simply awesome

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Design Researcher in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Design Researcher in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Skype full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Free Breakfast!

    Extremely flexible work schedule

    Impactful and important work on Lync and Skype.

    Really great People!

    Cons

    Contractors are physically separated from FTEs and 2nd class citizens unless you prove yourself.

    Early meetings do to half of the team in London vs. Redmond

    Reorg after Reorg after Reorg after Reorg [Hopefully settling down now]

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't let Microsoft crush what makes Skype different from the other teams!

    The lack of opportunities for conversion from contract costs you talent and the 100 day forced me to relocate for a steady job [thanks to 5+ reorgs in a calendar year]

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Skype Interviews

Updated Oct 9, 2014
Updated Oct 9, 2014

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

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Getting an Interview

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13%

Interview Difficulty

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    Executive Assistant Interview

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    Interview Details

    They will do everything they can to make you feel as if it is casual and these conversations are just to determine fit. If you are actually hoping to proceed with them, do not fall to these comforting lures. Stick with your game plan and give them your best business representation of you and your abilities.

    Interview Questions
    • There were several hypothetical questions which were likely situations that were actually occurring in the work place. Be on the look out for those, I believe they paint a better picture than when people are talking with you and sharing their views of how they think the culture is.   Answer Question
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Additional Info

Website www.skypeworklife.com
Headquarters Redmond, WA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Operated By Microsoft
Founded 2003
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Apple, Facebook

Skype is for doing things together, whenever you’re apart. Our text, voice and video make it simple to share experiences with the people that matter to you, wherever they are. It’s all made possible by the people who work here. And you could be one of them. Skype is part of Microsoft and together we are bringing innovative technology to friends, family and colleagues... More

Mission: To be the Global Communications Provider that billions of people depend on every day for sharing experiences from the living room to the board room.

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